We have now had all the wines released and it gives us the chance to review, evaluate and recommend the wines of the vintage, bargains and hidden gems which are often our tips for the up and coming chateau of the future that are over performing in the price/quality ratio.
We have only bought wines that we believe are worth buying the list might look huge but we have selected these from over 500+ chateau.
I hope you find it helpful. I want to highlight my ‘hidden gems’ which I think might become wines of the future. Not big names now but really over deliver and in many cases are half the price of their big neighbours and the quality is close, sometimes the same.
Please give me a call in the office if you would like to discuss or need any help and advice.
| Senejac, Medoc 2016|| £115|
| Cap de Faugeres, Castillon 2016|| £110|
| Clos Marsalette, Pessac Leognan 2016|| £190|
| Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol 2016|| £200|
| Lalande Borie, St Julien 2016|| £230|
| Labegorce, Margaux 2016|| £240|
| Les Ormes de Pez, St Estephe 2016|| £250|
| Quinault L’Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016|| £285|
| La Marzelles, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016|| £350|
| Pedesclaux, Pauillac 2016|| £370|
| Bellevue, St Emilion Grand Cru Cru 2016|| £370|
| Roc de Cambes, Bourg 2016|| £500|
| Feytit Clinet, Pomerol 2016|| £585|
Please see below for our full stock sheet, click on the wines for more tasting and critic notes.
NM = Neal Martin, JS = James Suckling, DS = Derek Smedley, TA = Tim Atkin, JR = Jancis Robinson, JA = Jane Anson (Decanter), MJ = Matthew Jukes
34 c/s – Beaumont, Medoc 2016 at £105 NO.1 BRAND
Almost the No 1. Brand in the UK for good value Cru Bourgeois. It is becoming more and more difficult to find older vintages.
10 c/s – Lanessan, Medoc 2016 at £115 FAVOURITE CRU BOURGEOIS
Our star performer Cru Bourgeois. Our favourite CB for 2016.
1 c/s – Senejac, Medoc 2016 at £115 PROPERTY TO WATCH – STAR BUY
Under the same ownership as Talbot and Alfred Tesseron from Pontet Canet is consultant. Serious over delivers.
79 c/s – Tour Saint Bonnet, Medoc 2016 at £89 GREAT VALUE CRU BOURGEOIS
Best value Cru Bourgeois. Bargain Buy
25 c/s – Cissac, Haut Medoc 2016 at £99 SMART BUY
An Excellent Cissac, touch more modern style yet still traditional claret. Smart Buy.
88/90 NM, 90/91 JS, 93 JA
3 c/s – Puygueraud, Cotes de Franc 2016 at £110/75cl bottles OUTSTANDING/RECOMMENDED
3 c/s – Puygueraud, Cotes de Franc 2016 at £110/6 Magnums
Outstanding right Bank (St Emilion Styled wine) owned and made by Nicolas Thienpont from Pavie Macquin.
90/91 JS, 16.5, JR
8 c/s – Montlandrie, Castillon 2016 at £175 STUNNING – DENIS DURANTOU PROPERTY
Stunning wine from Denis Durantou (Eglise Clinet)
91/93 NM, 92/93 JS, 90/92 DS, 93 TA, 17 JR, 93 JA, 17+ MJ
7 c/s – Cap de Faugeres, Castillon 2016 at £110 BARGAIN/SMART BUY
Borders St Emilion and is the other half of Ch Faugeres. This is a steal. As good as many St Emilion Grand cru at a Fraction of the price.
90/92 NM, 16 JR, 92/93 JS
3 c/s – Roc de Cambes, Bourg 2016 at £500 IMPRESSIVE – MINI TERTRE ROTEBOEUF
Under the same ownership as Tertre Roteboeuf. Awesome wine.
90 /93 DS, 92 TA, 17 JR
6 c/s – Cantemerle, Medoc 2016 at £258 IMPRESSIVE – BEST SINCE 2010
Best Cantemerle since the 2010. Really impressive. Big score from James Suckling.
90/92 NM, 94/95 JS, 88/91 DS, 15.5 JR, 93 JA
4 c/s – La Lagune, Medoc 2016 at £420 BIODYNAMIC – FAVOURITE CHATEAU
Now totally Organic / Biodynamic. Big scores from Neal Martin
93/95 NM, 89/92 DS, 92 TA, 17- JR
3 c/s – Sociando Mallet, Medoc 2016 at £315 IMPRESSIVE
Best Sociando Mallet that I have tasted from barrel. Impressive scores
92/94 NM, 93/94 JS, 16.5 JR, 92 JA
7 c/s –Puy Blanquet, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £150 EXCELLENT/RECOMMENDED/VALUE BUY
Moueix property (also own Lafleur Petrus, Trotanoy etc). This really impressed us.
4 c/s – Fonbel, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £155 SAME OWNERSHIP AS AUSONE
Under the same ownership as Ausone. Good value Grand Cru
88/90 NM, 90/91 JS, 89 TA, 16 JR, 91 JA
37 c/s – Saintayme, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £125 BEST VALUE ST EMILION GRAND CRU
Under the same owner at Eglise Clinet
88/90 NM, 92/93 JS, 87/90 DS, 16.5 JR, 92 JA
7 c/s – Quinault L’Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £285 CHEVAL BLANC STABLE/HIDDEN GEM
Under the same ownership as Cheval Blanc – GORGEOUS WINE
91/93 NM, 92/93 JS
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